IT distributor Ingram Micro said its president and worldwide chief operating officer, Jeffrey Rodek, has resigned from the company to take the helm of analytic software firm Hyperion Solutions.
The news is a blow to Ingram, which last month announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Jerre Stead, would step down as CEO when a replacement can be found. Stead said at the time he would stay on as chairman of the board.
Rodek joined Ingram Micro in 1995, and was promoted to his most recent post in May 1996. He championed the company's focus on customer service, and advocated the development of its global e-commerce initiative, Ingram Micro said in a statement.
Rodek becomes chairman and CEO of Hyperion, where he became a board member last year. Stephen Imbler, who has served as interim CEO since last May, was named Hyperion's president and chief operating officer, Hyperion said in a statement.
Hyperion had sales of $US424.9 million in fiscal 1999.